Optics and Arabic science EPN2020
Arabic science of light:
The birth of modern optics
and of the experimental method
A millenium ago, the world witnessed a major revolution via the field of Optics.
The study of Light, freed from postulates and axiomatic approaches, by the Arab Scholar Ibn-Al-Haytham marked the birth of the experimental method with its observational and analytical protocols, and the use of mathematics in formalising them. This revolution lead to the awakening of Sciences in Europe throughout the middle ages till the Renaissance.